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    What happened on March 9

    • March 9, 0590 Bahram Chobin is crowned as king Barham VI of Persia.

    • March 9, 1230 Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus near the village of Klokotnitsa.

    • March 9, 1276 Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.

    • March 9, 1454 "Birthday - Amerigo Vespucci explorer, This could be Vespucciland"

    • March 9, 1497 "Nicolaus Copernicus first recorded astronomical observation,"

    • March 9, 1500 Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India

    • March 9, 1500 "The fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover the sea route to Brazil, already Portuguese since the treaty of Tordesillas in 1494."

    • March 9, 1522 Marten Luther preaches his Invocavit

    • March 9, 1562 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)

    • March 9, 1564 "Birthday - David Fabricius Essen Germany, astronomer (discovered variable star)"

    • March 9, 1566 "David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland."

    • March 9, 1566 "Death - David Riccio Italian singer/secretary of Mary Stuart, murdered"

    • March 9, 1568 "Birthday - Aloysius ""Luigi"" van Gonzaga Italian prince/Jesuit/saint"

    • March 9, 1617 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa

    • March 9, 1620 "Death - Aegidius Albertinus German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59"

    • March 9, 1642 English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis Netherlands

    • March 9, 1661 "Death - Jules Cardinal Mazarin chief minister of France, dies"

    • March 9, 1688 "Death - Claude Mellan French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89"

    • March 9, 1693 "Death - Antonio Caraffa Italian General (Eperieser Bloedgericht), dies at 46?"

    • March 9, 1697 Birthday - Friederike C Neuber German actress/author (Allerkostbarste Schatz)

    • March 9, 1701 "France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance"

    • March 9, 1706 "Death - Johann Pachelbel German organist/composer, dies at 52"

    • March 9, 1721 English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower

    • March 9, 1735 Birthday - August Bernhard Valentin Herbing composer

    • March 9, 1737 Birthday - Josef Myslivecek composer

    • March 9, 1745 Bells for first American carillon shipped from England to Boston

    • March 9, 1745 "The first carillon was shipped from England to Boston, MA."

    • March 9, 1747 "Death - Jacob Campo Weyerman South Netherlands adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69"

    • March 9, 1753 "Birthday - Jean-Baptiste Klber French General/architect (Mainz, Fleurus)"

    • March 9, 1758 Birthday - Franz Joseph Gall German/French physician (frenology)

    • March 9, 1765 "After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide."

    • March 9, 1776 Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.

    • March 9, 1777 Birthday - Alexander Orlowski Polish painter/cartoonist/graphic artist

    • March 9, 1791 "Birthday - George Hayward US, surgeon, 1st to use ether"

    • March 9, 1791 "George Hayward, Us, surgeon, first to use ether"

    • March 9, 1796 "Napolon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Josphine de Beauharnais."

    • March 9, 1798 "Appointment of first surgeon U.S. Navy, George Balfour"

    • March 9, 1798 Dr George Balfour becomes first naval surgeon in the US navy

    • March 9, 1800 "Death - Dominique Della-Maria composer, dies at 30"

    • March 9, 1810 Birthday - Jean-Georges Kastner composer

    • March 9, 1812 Birthday - Jakob Eduard Schmolzer composer

    • March 9, 1814 "Birthday - Taras Shevchenko Ukraine, national poet/painter/professor of Kiev"

    • March 9, 1819 "Death - Janos Fusz composer, dies at 41"

    • March 9, 1820 James Monroe's daughter Maria marries in the White House

    • March 9, 1820 Philippines chases out foreigners; about 125 die

    • March 9, 1822 Charles M. Graham of New York City received a patent for artificial teeth.

    • March 9, 1824 Birthday - Leland Stanford (Governor/Senator)/found Stanford University

    • March 9, 1824 "Death - Jacobus J Cramer priest of Holland/Zealand/Friesland, dies at 79"

    • March 9, 1826 Birthday - Jean Joseph Bott German violinist/composer

    • March 9, 1827 "Death - Franz Xaver Gerl composer, dies at 62"

    • March 9, 1831 "Death - Friedrich M Klinger German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79"

    • March 9, 1832 "Abraham Lincoln of New Salem, IL announced that he would run for political office for the first time 1929 - Eric Krenz of Palo Alto, CA became the first athlete to toss the discus over 160 feet."

    • March 9, 1834 French Foreign Legion is founded.

    • March 9, 1839 "Birthday - Felix Huston Robertson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1928"

    • March 9, 1839 Birthday - Modest P Mussorgsky Russian composer (Boris Godunov)

    • March 9, 1839 Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours

    • March 9, 1841 US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident)

    • March 9, 1842 Giuseppe Verdi's third opera Nabucco premieres in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.

    • March 9, 1847 "Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico"

    • March 9, 1848 Birthday - Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick composer

    • March 9, 1850 Birthday - Alexandre Luigini composer

    • March 9, 1856 Sigma Alpha Epsilon is founded in the Johnston Mansion House on the University of Alabama

    • March 9, 1858 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox

    • March 9, 1859 "Birthday - Richard Englnder [Peter Altenberg], Austria, author (Lebensabend)"

    • March 9, 1860 The first Japanese ambassador arrives in San Francisco en route to Washington DC

    • March 9, 1861 "Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000"

    • March 9, 1862 "Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia; first-ever naval battle between two ironclad warships – USS Monitor and CSS Virginia"

    • March 9, 1864 Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army

    • March 9, 1865 Birthday - Margaret Murray Washington wife of Booker T/head (NACW 1896..1918)

    • March 9, 1870 "Death - Theodore Labarre composer, dies at 65"

    • March 9, 1874 Birthday - Johann Richard Ohlsson composer

    • March 9, 1875 Birthday - Martin Fallas Shaw composer

    • March 9, 1877 Birthday - Emil Abderhalden Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist

    • March 9, 1877 "Death - Mark Prager Lindo English/Dutch author (Netherlands Spectator), dies at 58"

    • March 9, 1881 Birthday - Enver Pasja Turkish General/politician

    • March 9, 1881 Birthday - Ernest Bevin British minister of Labour/Foreign affairs

    • March 9, 1883 Birthday - Umberto Saba writer

    • March 9, 1885 "Birthday - Ringgold ""Ring"" Lardner baseball player"

    • March 9, 1887 Birthday - Phil Mead cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI)

    • March 9, 1889 Battle at Gallabat (Metema); Mahdi's beat Abyssinian emperor John IV

    • March 9, 1889 Kansas passes first general antitrust law in US

    • March 9, 1890 Birthday - Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov Soviet foreign minister (UN)

    • March 9, 1892 "Birthday - David Garnett England, novelist/editor (Lady into Fox)"

    • March 9, 1892 "Birthday - Frank Puglia Sicily Italy, actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book)"

    • March 9, 1892 Birthday - Joseph Weinheber Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)

    • March 9, 1892 "Birthday - Vita Sackville-West England, novelist/poet (The Land)"

    • March 9, 1893 Birthday - Edgar Scauflaire Belgian muralist/decorator

    • March 9, 1893 Birthday - Hans Munch composer

    • March 9, 1893 Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs

    • March 9, 1895 "Death - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59"

    • March 9, 1900 Birthday - Aimone duke of Spoleta/Aosta Italian king of Croatia (1941-43)

    • March 9, 1901 "In British Columbia, naturalized Japanese Canadians win right to vote; successfully appeal BC Elections Act"

    • March 9, 1902 "Birthday - Edward Durell Stone US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)"

    • March 9, 1902 "Birthday - Will Greer Frankfort IN, actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)"

    • March 9, 1905 Birthday - Flix Labisse French painter (libidoscaphes)

    • March 9, 1905 "Birthday - Grigori Kozintsev Kiev Ukraine, director (Hamlet, King Lear)"

    • March 9, 1905 Birthday - Peter C Quennell English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)

    • March 9, 1905 Birthday - Rex Warner English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)

    • March 9, 1906 Coal miners at Lethbridge Alberta go on strike; until December 2

    • March 9, 1907 Birthday - Henry Leland Clarke composer

    • March 9, 1907 "First involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana"

    • March 9, 1907 Hamilton news vendor fined $30 for selling US papers on a Sunday.

    • March 9, 1908 Birthday - Luiz Cosme composer

    • March 9, 1908 Inter Milan is founded.

    • March 9, 1910 Birthday - Ed[uard] Hoornik Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)

    • March 9, 1910 "Birthday - Samuel Barber West Chester PA, composer (School for Scandal)"

    • March 9, 1910 "The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins."

    • March 9, 1911 Birthday - Ramon Campbell Batista composer

    • March 9, 1912 Birthday - Alan David Melville polymath

    • March 9, 1913 Birthday - Ger[ar]da Brautigam journalist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (PvdA)

    • March 9, 1913 "Death - Eberhard Nestle German biblical scholar, dies at 61"

    • March 9, 1914 "Birthday - Fred Clark Lincoln CA, actor (Burns & Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard)"

    • March 9, 1914 Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co

    • March 9, 1914 Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard

    • March 9, 1914 "US Senator Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands ""Cubanisation of Mexico"""

    • March 9, 1915 Birthday - Pete Gray one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns)

    • March 9, 1916 "Death - Ken Hutchings cricketer (exciting England batsman, WWI), dies"

    • March 9, 1916 "General Fransisco ""Pancho"" Villa leads Mexican band raid on Columbus NM (17 killed)"

    • March 9, 1916 Germany declares war against Portugal

    • March 9, 1916 "Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17."

    • March 9, 1917 "Birthday - Dante B Fascell (Representative-Democrat-FL, 1955- )"

    • March 9, 1918 "Birthday - Marguerite Chapman Chatham NY, actress (Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars)"

    • March 9, 1918 "Birthday - Mickey [Frank Morrison] Spillane Brooklyn NY, mystery writer (I the Jury)"

    • March 9, 1918 "Death - [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind German writer/press secretary, dies at 53"

    • March 9, 1918 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party

    • March 9, 1918 Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda

    • March 9, 1920 "Birthday - Carl Betz Pittsburgh PA, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show)"

    • March 9, 1922 "Birthday - Herbert P Douglas Jr Pittsburgh PA, long jumper (Olympics-bronze-1948)"

    • March 9, 1923 Amsterdam taxi strike ended

    • March 9, 1923 "Birthday - Andr Courrges France, fashion designer (introduced the miniskirt)"

    • March 9, 1923 Birthday - James Buckley (Senator-Republican-NY)

    • March 9, 1924 Birthday - Konstantin Iliev composer

    • March 9, 1924 Italy annexes Fiume

    • March 9, 1924 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)

    • March 9, 1925 "Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins."

    • March 9, 1926 Bertha Landes elected first woman mayor of Seattle

    • March 9, 1926 Birthday - Celso Garrido Lecca composer

    • March 9, 1926 Birthday - Gerrit A Kooy Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)

    • March 9, 1926 "Birthday - Irene Papas Corinth Greece, actress (Moses The Lawgiver)"

    • March 9, 1927 Birthday - Hans Ludwig Schilling composer

    • March 9, 1927 Birthday - Jack Jensen baseball player (American League MVP 1958)

    • March 9, 1927 Birthday - John Beckwith composer

    • March 9, 1928 "First telephone call between Vancouver British Columbia, and London, England."

    • March 9, 1929 "Birthday - Hugh Desmond Hoyte president (Guyana, 1985-92)"

    • March 9, 1929 Birthday - Marie Cardinal writer

    • March 9, 1930 Birthday - Harrie J B Aarts Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)

    • March 9, 1930 "Birthday - Thomas Schippers Kalamazoo MI, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors)"

    • March 9, 1931 "Birthday - Taina Elg Helsinki Finland, actress (Hercules in New York, Les Girls)"

    • March 9, 1931 "Death - Ida B Wells-Barnett famous black, dies in Chicago at 78"

    • March 9, 1932 Birthday - Heere Heeresma Dutch writer (Han de Wit goes in development aid)

    • March 9, 1932 Eamon De Valera becomes President of Ireland

    • March 9, 1932 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria

    • March 9, 1932 "The Egyptian University rector ""Ahmed Lotfy El-Said"" resigns in protest of the transfer of Dr.Taha Hussein without the University's permission. In 2003, an academic group called ""March 9"" is established in Egypt to defend academic rights and university independence."

    • March 9, 1932 The first Ford Flathead engine leaves the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.

    • March 9, 1933 "Birthday - Lloyd Price Kenner LA, singer (Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Misty, Just Because, Come to Me)"

    • March 9, 1933 Birthday - William Francis McBeth composer

    • March 9, 1933 "Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin"

    • March 9, 1933 "Congress is called into special session by FDR, & began its ""100 days"""

    • March 9, 1933 Great Depression: The U.S. Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress.

    • March 9, 1934 "Birthday - Joyce Van Patten Queens NY, actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show)"

    • March 9, 1934 "Birthday - Yuri Gagarin Russia, cosmonaut, 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1)"

    • March 9, 1935 "Birthday - Joe Gallison Houston TX, actor (PT-109, Neil-Days of our Lives)"

    • March 9, 1935 "Birthday - Keely Smith Norfolk VA, singer (Mrs Louis Prima)"

    • March 9, 1935 Birthday - Sister Bernard Ncube South African nun

    • March 9, 1935 Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.

    • March 9, 1936 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player

    • March 9, 1936 "Birthday - [Aino] Elina Salo Sipoo Finland, actress (Hamlet Goes Business)"

    • March 9, 1936 "Birthday - Glenda Jackson Birkenhead Cheshire England, actress (Hopscotch, Touch of Class)"

    • March 9, 1936 "Birthday - Marty Ingels Brooklyn NY, comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)"

    • March 9, 1936 "Birthday - Mickey Gilley Ferriday LA, country singer (Urban Cowboy)"

    • March 9, 1937 "Birthday - Grahame Chevalier cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1970, 0 & 0, 5-100)"

    • March 9, 1937 "In Western Ohio a 5.4 earthquake, the largest historical earthquake in Ohio occurred"

    • March 9, 1938 "Birthday - Charles Siebert Kenosha WI, actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John)"

    • March 9, 1938 "Death - Sydney Baynes composer, dies at 59"

    • March 9, 1940 "Birthday - Raul Julia San Juan Puerto Rico, actor (Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Eyes of Laura Mars)"

    • March 9, 1941 Birthday - Ger van Each sculptor

    • March 9, 1941 "Birthday - Jim Colbert Elizabeth NJ, PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open)"

    • March 9, 1941 "Death - Carlos Pedrell composer, dies at 62"

    • March 9, 1942 Birthday - Bert Campaneris shortstop (Oakland A's)

    • March 9, 1942 Birthday - John Cale Welsh/US bassist/violinist/singer (Velvet Underground)

    • March 9, 1942 "Birthday - Mark Lindsay Eugene OR, rocker (Paul Revere & the Raiders)"

    • March 9, 1942 Construction of the Alaska Highway began

    • March 9, 1943 "Birthday - Bobby Fischer US, world chess champion (1972-75)"

    • March 9, 1943 "Birthday - Trish Van Devere [Patricia Dressel] Englewood Cliffs NJ, actress (Changeling, Movie Movie, Hearse)"

    • March 9, 1943 "Death - Oskar Hks Czechoslovakian marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz"

    • March 9, 1943 Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown

    • March 9, 1943 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps

    • March 9, 1944 Birthday - Geoff Arnold cricketer (England medium-pacer in 34 Tests 1967-75)

    • March 9, 1944 "Birthday - Lee Irvine cricketer (South African batsman, only Tests in 1970)"

    • March 9, 1944 Birthday - Trevor Burton rocker (Move)

    • March 9, 1945 "334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bomb"

    • March 9, 1945 "Birthday - Laura Lee [Rundless] singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights)"

    • March 9, 1945 Birthday - Ray Royer rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)

    • March 9, 1945 "Birthday - Robin Trower London England, rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)"

    • March 9, 1945 "Japanese proclaim the ""independence"" of Indo-China"

    • March 9, 1946 Birthday - Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6)

    • March 9, 1946 Dutch troops land at Batavia/Semarang

    • March 9, 1947 "Death - Stanley Jackson cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies"

    • March 9, 1948 "Birthday - Jamie Lyn Bauer Phoenix AZ, actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls)"

    • March 9, 1948 "Birthday - Jeffrey Osborne Providence RI, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love)"

    • March 9, 1948 "Birthday - Jimmy Fadden Long Beach CA, singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)"

    • March 9, 1948 Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia

    • March 9, 1949 Birthday - Kalevi Aho composer

    • March 9, 1949 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes

    • March 9, 1949 The first all-electric dining car was placed in service -- on the Illinois Central Railroad.

    • March 9, 1950 Birthday - Danny Sullivan Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

    • March 9, 1950 "Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in New York NY"

    • March 9, 1952 "Birthday - Iuliana Semenova USSR, basketball (Olympics-gold-1976)"

    • March 9, 1952 "Birthday - William Kirby Cullen Santa Ana CA, actor (How the West Was Won)"

    • March 9, 1953 Birthday - Henritte J Toll actress (Soldier of Orange)

    • March 9, 1953 Josef Stalin buried in Moscow

    • March 9, 1954 Birthday - Charmain Elaine Sylvers rocker

    • March 9, 1954 "Birthday - Keven Wade Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)"

    • March 9, 1954 "McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, ""A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy,"" produced by Edward R. Murrow."

    • March 9, 1954 "This was the day that critics called""TV’s coming of age."" Edward R. Murrow presented his report on Joseph R. McCarthy, the controversial Wisconsin Senator, ."

    • March 9, 1954 "WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials"

    • March 9, 1955 "Birthday - Fernando Bujones Miami FL, ballet dancer"

    • March 9, 1955 "Birthday - Ornella Muti Rome Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife)"

    • March 9, 1955 Birthday - Teo Fabi formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983)

    • March 9, 1955 "Death - Matthew A Henson met Peary on 6/4/1909 at North Pole, dies at 88"

    • March 9, 1956 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested & exiled to Seychelles

    • March 9, 1956 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England

    • March 9, 1957 "8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska"

    • March 9, 1957 Birthday - Faith Daniels news anchor (CBS-TV)

    • March 9, 1957 "Birthday - Jeff Senior Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer"

    • March 9, 1957 "Birthday - Jon Engen Oslo Norway, US biathlete (Olympics-1994)"

    • March 9, 1957 "In the Andreanof Islands, Alaska a 8.8 quake, one of the 10 Largest Earthquakes in the World and one of the 15 Largest Earthquakes in the United States."

    • March 9, 1957 The magnitude 8.6 1957 Andreanof Islands Earthquake and tsunami occurs.

    • March 9, 1958 Birthday - Martin Fry rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart)

    • March 9, 1959 "Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold"

    • March 9, 1959 Birthday - Barbie doll (Mattel)

    • March 9, 1959 Birthday - Kato [Brian] Kaelin actor (Beach Fever)/OJ houseguest/witness

    • March 9, 1959 "Birthday - Lonny Price New York NY, actor (Muppets Take Manhattan)"

    • March 9, 1959 The Barbie doll debuts.

    • March 9, 1959 The first known radar contact is made with Venus

    • March 9, 1960 "Birthday - Linda Fiorentino Philadelphia PA, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns)"

    • March 9, 1960 "Birthday - Mike Leach Minneapolis MN, tennis star"

    • March 9, 1961 "First animal returned from space, dog named Blackie aboard Sputnik 9"

    • March 9, 1961 "Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72"

    • March 9, 1961 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit

    • March 9, 1961 "Supremes release ""I Want A Guy"" & ""Never Again"""

    • March 9, 1962 "Birthday - Brian Green Columbus IN, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children, Sam Fowler-Another World)"

    • March 9, 1962 "Death - Dr Howard Engstrom Boston MA, a designer of Univac computer dies at 59"

    • March 9, 1962 "Death - Howard Engstrom Boston MA, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59"

    • March 9, 1962 US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight

    • March 9, 1963 "Beatles began first British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez"

    • March 9, 1963 "Birthday - Kent Ferguson Cedar Rapids IA, diver (Olympics-92, 96)"

    • March 9, 1963 "Birthday - Terry Mulholland Uniontown PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)"

    • March 9, 1964 "Birthday - Phil Housley St Paul MN, NHL defenseman (New Jersey Devils, Team USA Olympics-98)"

    • March 9, 1964 "Death - Johanna W ""Mina"" Bakker Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87"

    • March 9, 1964 "Death - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck Prussian General/politician, dies at 93"

    • March 9, 1964 The first of many Ford Mustangs is produced

    • March 9, 1965 "Birthday - Benito Santiago Ponce PR, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)"

    • March 9, 1965 Birthday - Brian Bosworth NFL quarterback (Seattle)

    • March 9, 1965 "Birthday - Juliette Binoche Paris France, actress (English Patient, Unbearable Lightness of Being)"

    • March 9, 1965 "Death - Anthon van der Horst Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65"

    • March 9, 1965 "Death - Kazys Boruta writer, dies"

    • March 9, 1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes first black Governor of Federal Reserve Board

    • March 9, 1966 Birthday - Louis Oliver NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)

    • March 9, 1967 "Birthday - Curt Schreiner Albany NY, biathlete (Olympics-1994)"

    • March 9, 1967 "Birthday - Eric Flaim Pembroke MA, short track skater (Olympics-1994)"

    • March 9, 1967 Birthday - Michael Kiselak CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts)

    • March 9, 1967 Josef Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.

    • March 9, 1967 "Svetlana Allilueva, Stalin's daughter, defected to the West"

    • March 9, 1968 "10th Grammy Awards: Up Up & Away, Sergeant Pepper win"

    • March 9, 1969 "Birthday - Bryce Burnett NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)"

    • March 9, 1969 Birthday - George Nimako CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)

    • March 9, 1969 "Birthday - Mahmoud Abdul Rauf NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets)"

    • March 9, 1969 "Death - Riad chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies"

    • March 9, 1969 "Death - Richard Crane actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50"

    • March 9, 1970 Birthday - Melissa Rathburn-Nealy US soldier (Iraqi POW)

    • March 9, 1971 "Birthday - Bev Oden Millington TN, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)"

    • March 9, 1971 "Birthday - Emmanuel Lewis Brooklyn NY, actor (Webster)"

    • March 9, 1971 Birthday - Jiro Nihei hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)

    • March 9, 1971 Birthday - Lou Benfatti NFL defensive tackle (New York Jets)

    • March 9, 1971 Birthday - Sean Holcomb NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)

    • March 9, 1971 "Death - Jean-Pierre Guezek composer, dies at 36"

    • March 9, 1972 "Birthday - Marcia M Griffith Washington DC, Miss Maryland-America (1995)"

    • March 9, 1972 Birthday - Sara Nicole Williams Miss Washington-USA (1997)

    • March 9, 1973 "Birthday - David Prinosil Olmutz Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)"

    • March 9, 1973 Birthday - Josh LaRocca WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)

    • March 9, 1973 Birthday - Troy Bailey WLAF defensive end (Scotland Claymores)

    • March 9, 1973 Canada starts direct air service with Federal Republic of Germany and People's Republic of China

    • March 9, 1974 Birthday - Mark Harrity cricketer (promising South Australia left-arm fast bowler)

    • March 9, 1974 "Death - Earl W Sutherland Jr US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58"

    • March 9, 1974 "Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended"

    • March 9, 1974 Number one hit on UK music charts - Alvin Stardust - Jealous Mind

    • March 9, 1975 Birthday - Adonal Foyle NBA center (San Francisco Warriors)

    • March 9, 1975 Birthday - Roy Makaay Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)

    • March 9, 1975 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.

    • March 9, 1975 "Death - Joseph Dunninger New York NY, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82"

    • March 9, 1975 "Death - Shirley Ross actress (Night Vision, Mindkiller), dies at 62"

    • March 9, 1976 "Forty-two people die in a Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date."

    • March 9, 1976 The first female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy

    • March 9, 1977 "Hanafi Moslems invade 3 buildings in Washington DC, siege ended March 11th"

    • March 9, 1977 "The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: Approximately a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims take over 3 buildings in Washington, DC, killing 1 person and taking more than 130 hostages. The hostage situation ends 2 days later."

    • March 9, 1979 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters

    • March 9, 1979 "Death - Barbara Mullen actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64"

    • March 9, 1980 "Death - Olga Chekova actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82"

    • March 9, 1980 "Flemish/Walloon battles in Belgium, 40 injured"

    • March 9, 1981 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

    • March 9, 1981 "Death - Max Delbrck German/US biologist (Nobel 1969), dies at 74"

    • March 9, 1982 "Death - Alan Badel actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58"

    • March 9, 1982 "Death - Rex Marshall TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies"

    • March 9, 1982 "Death - Richard A Butler England, minister of Finance, dies at 79"

    • March 9, 1983 "Caryl Churchill's ""Fen"", premieres in London"

    • March 9, 1983 "Death - Faye Emerson actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65"

    • March 9, 1983 Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana

    • March 9, 1984 Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections

    • March 9, 1984 "The Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C."

    • March 9, 1985 "Death - Edward Andrews actor (Broadside, Harry-Supertrain), dies at 70"

    • March 9, 1985 Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed

    • March 9, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

    • March 9, 1985 "The most requested movie in history,""Gone With The Wind"", went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time."

    • March 9, 1986 "16th Easter Seal Telethon raises $30,100,000"

    • March 9, 1986 "Death - Ned Calmer TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78"

    • March 9, 1986 NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger astronauts

    • March 9, 1986 "Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km"

    • March 9, 1986 United States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.

    • March 9, 1987 Chrysler Corporation offered to buy American Motors Corporation on this day.

    • March 9, 1988 "Death - Kurt Georg Kiesinger West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83"

    • March 9, 1988 President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp

    • March 9, 1989 A strike forces financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines into bankruptcy.

    • March 9, 1989 "Death - Robert Mapplethorpe US photographer, dies at 42"

    • March 9, 1989 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy

    • March 9, 1989 Senate rejects Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary

    • March 9, 1989 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court

    • March 9, 1990 Dr Antonia Novello sworn-in as first hispanic/female US surgeon general

    • March 9, 1990 "Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position."

    • March 9, 1990 "Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Clyde Wells confirms he will rescind Newfoundland's approval of the Meech Lake Accord, effectively killing the Accord."

    • March 9, 1991 Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Miloevi in Belgrade. Two people are killed and tanks are in the streets.

    • March 9, 1991 US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit

    • March 9, 1992 "Death - Felipe Turich actor (Lawless), dies"

    • March 9, 1992 "Death - Jack McEdward assistant director (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94"

    • March 9, 1992 "Death - James Brooks US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85"

    • March 9, 1992 "Death - Menachim Begin Israeli prime minister (1977-1983, Nobel 1979), dies at 79"

    • March 9, 1993 "Death - Ad van Gessel Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies"

    • March 9, 1993 "Death - Bob Crosby swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79"

    • March 9, 1993 Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

    • March 9, 1993 "Rodney King testifies at the federal trial of four Los Angeles, California police officers accused of violating King's civil rights when they beat him during an arrest."

    • March 9, 1994 "Death - Charles Bukowski author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73"

    • March 9, 1994 "Death - Fernando Rey Spanish actor (French Connection), dies of cancer at 76"

    • March 9, 1994 "Death - John Harrison South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48"

    • March 9, 1994 "Death - Lawrence E Spivak journalist (Meet the Press), dies at 93"

    • March 9, 1994 "Death - Louis Freeman band leader, dies at 100"

    • March 9, 1994 "Death - Maurice ""Moe"" Purtill jazz drummer, dies at 77"

    • March 9, 1994 IRA launch first of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport

    • March 9, 1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    • March 9, 1995 "Death - Ian Ballantine publisher, dies of heart attack at 79"

    • March 9, 1995 "Death - Ruud van den Hende Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63"

    • March 9, 1995 "In the Atlantic, Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin orders Canadian fisheries patrol vessel to seize a Spanish trawler for illegally taking undersized turbot outside Canada's 200-mile offshore limit"

    • March 9, 1995 Mexican peso worth 7.55 pesos to a dollar (record)

    • March 9, 1995 "President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns"

    • March 9, 1996 "Death - Alan Hugh Iliffe psychologist, dies at 77"

    • March 9, 1996 "Death - Elman Ali Ahmed peace campaigner, dies at 42"

    • March 9, 1996 "Death - Peter Mansfield writer, dies at 67"

    • March 9, 1997 "Death - Notorius B I G [Biggie Small Chris Walkin], rapper, shot dead at 24"

    • March 9, 1997 "Death - Terry Nation writer (Dr Who, Blake 7) at 66"

    • March 9, 2006 "Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn."

    • March 9, 2007 "The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the FBI had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act, to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens."







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